I’m a mover. I believe in the ability of yoga and other forms of movement to heal the body and open pathways to the soul. Movement has been part of my life for as long as I can remember, and now I have the privilege of sharing its healing power all over the world. Along the way I’ve had the honour of sharing this journey with mums and dads, elite athletes, tradies, and students.
My Yoga Story
For many years, my relationship with my body was ‘strained’. Diagnosed with a chronic illness at age 13, the way I dealt with it was to beat my body into submission through a rigorous physical regimen. It worked, until it didn’t anymore. In my mid-30’s a massive flare up culminated in a near death experience that changed everything. After having heart surgery and the complete removal of my colon within five weeks of each other, I couldn’t make it through a shower without having to lay down to rest. The simplest yoga was life-changing for me. Just lying flat on the floor and breathing was a game changer. I had been teaching exercise classes for years, but I knew that once I was well enough I needed to learn how yoga worked, why it was so transformational, and then share this magic with the world. There’s so much more to my story and like all life adventures it’s been filled with pinnacle experiences, defining moments and soul crushing sorrow. But through it all, yoga, meditation, and movement have been a constant; a stabilizing force that has held me firmly through glorious triumphs and bottom scraping trials. What I’ve learned along the way is what I share with you: It takes a village to do pretty much anything, that your magnificent uniqueness is to be celebrated, and that if you learn to trust the wisdom inside you (and do the work required) then anything really is possible.
I love Julie’s refreshingly down to earth style, big heart and great humour! She is a rare teacher who’s incredible depth of knowledge and skill is matched by an uncanny ability to communicate and inspire, making even the most difficult concepts easy to understand. She will transform your practice and your teaching!
My eyes and heart have been blown open by all that I've learned in this intensive program. The endless knowledge and effort that Julie puts into her program is phenomenal. Body mind and spirit are united in such a beautiful and delicate way. I would recommend this course to anyone who is passionate about yoga!"
Wise, soulful and down to earth, not only does Julie facilitate a course bursting with goodness, she creates authentic community. Yoga is connection… connection to self, of mind, body & soul, to others, to the Divine. The sense of community that Julie fosters provides a support network that as the course unfolds is invaluable. Julie rocks, the course rocks, and you’ll start connecting all kinds of dots you’d never even contemplated. Dive in.
I found the intensives with Julie at Shri Yoga after having done a range of formal yoga teacher training (600 hours+). I was immediately drawn to Julie’s passion as a teacher. I found the experience to be juicy and rich in all of the authentic teachings, philosophy and traditional texts as well as supporting the development of my physical practice, particularly my body’s ability to experience alignment and fullness of expression. Julie has a particular strength in seeing and developing the beauty and gifts of those she works with so this was for me as much a personal as professional journey
The most generous of heart and spirit teacher a person could wish for! Expect absolute authenticity, teachings that are willing to meet you as you shine and as you hide with your shadow selves. Deep gratitude, thank you, Julie. You know what for xo